The hobbit adventurer returns with more favourite screenshots and videos!
This is the third adventurer entry, so by now this might actually be a series! Here are some more fun, exciting and/or quirky-looking pictures. At least some might find them so… If you’d like, here is Part 1 and Part 2 as well.
Mushrooms make you soar
So there I was one time, walking home from a concert in Celondim, when I found meself flying! Soaring high up above, like an eagle aiming for the clouds.
I blamed the local mushrooms, of course. Can’t trust elluf foods…
This is a known issue in LOTRO, where you sometimes end up perpetually “falling” at a certain height in-game. When this happens, you can fly around the lands and see things from above. Since I love to explore the LOTRO maps, this is possibly my favourite bug ever. Sadly, it has only happened to me once. I still cross my fingers every time I pass the spot where I experienced it…
Obviously, I had to zip by the Three-Farthing Stone and the Green Dragon when it happened.
Speaking of bugs, I still chuckle over this one from the Inn League secret room at the Bird and Baby Inn in Michel Delving. Seems like he sat there longer than just one day…
The pink skies of Rohan
Whenever I think of Rohan, I visualize green grassy plains where horses roam. Pink or purple skies rarely enter my mind. However, when the Riders of Rohan expansion was released, there were tons of pictures popping up all over the place of people riding across the plain beneath a slightly surreal-looking sky.
It is quite nice, actually. Here’s one of my own pink riding trips.
Ready, aim, fire!
Every New Years Day, the Laurelin hobbits start the new year with a sacred tradition: The Grand Snowball Fight at the field outside of Frostbluff. This is basically an excuse to go wild, throw lots of snowballs at each other, possibly help each other finish the snowball daily quests, and generally have tons of fun together.
Of course, there is a lot of taunting of your opponents, but rarely have the timing been as grand as in this screenshot. Tibba looks to be halfway teasing someone, when Yusra nails her with a snowball from behind. Yet another of those small, but ever so grand fun moments in an MMO.
Extreme hobbit baths
There is a long-running joke on Laurelin that some of the local hobbits well and truly loathe bathing (once a year for yule is enough). Which makes it even more fun to explore the watery passage-ways in LOTRO, of course.
Imagine my delight when I found out that it was possible to head into the falls of Rauros and stand on the edge, looking over the lands below. This was back with the Riders of Rohan expansion. Imagine my renewed delight when I learned we’d be able to explore the Mouths of Entwash below the falls with update 18. However, when these screenshots were taken, that was just a dream of hopeful things to come.
The Shire river cruise
Speaking of waterways, one time I spent far too much time running up and down the main waterways in the Shire. That’s the time I decided to make a Shire River Cruise video set to the music of Smetana’s The Moldau. Yeah, I can be a bit odd at times (all the time, according to some).
I lost count of how many times I ran up and down those rivers, trying to keep my “camera” steady, looking for good places for transitions between cuts, and generally cursing at the slugs in Rushock Bog. I still love the end result though, to the extent that I have sometimes pondered on doing similar travel-videos from LOTRO. They haven’t happened yet, but who knows what the future will bring?The Shire river cruise